Sunday, February 21, 2010
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This is a blog documenting a project that will span exactly one year, from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010. On each of those 365 days, I will photograph or draw (and occasionally paint) one collection. Most of the collections are real and exist in my home or studio; those I will photograph. Some are imagined; those I will draw or (occasionally) paint.
Since I was a young girl, I have been obsessed both with collecting and with arranging, organizing and displaying my collections. This is my attempt to document my collections, both the real and the imagined. Some of my collections are so large that I will need to photograph them separately over several days. I will likely not attempt to photograph collections in which the individual pieces are large in size or awkward in shape (i.e. my art collection or vintage enamel dishware collection). The only rule is that I must photograph or draw a whole or part of a collection each day for 365 days and post the result here on this blog.
The practice of collecting and documenting collections is as old as the hills. I want onlookers here to know that I do not profess to be doing anything new or unique or ingenious. I am embarking on this project because I love my collections, and I want to document them in a way that makes sense to me, and share them with whoever might be interested in looking at them.
This blog is open for comments. I encourage you to share your thoughts about what memories the photographs and drawings of my collections spark for you and what, if any, sense of nostalgia or repulsion they make you feel.
For those of you who have stumbled here and don’t already know me, my name is Lisa Congdon. I am an artist and illustrator, and I live in the Mission District of San Francisco with my partner Clay Lauren Walsh and our Chihuahua Wilfredo and two cats, Barry and Margaret. If you are interested, you can see the kind of artwork I make on my website or on the website of my illustration agent, Lilla Rogers. If you would like to see what my home looks like (as it contains many of my collections) you can see a house tour here. You can view my studio (also a repository) here.
This is such a cool idea, amazingly creative.ReplyDelete
I also am a collector, my thing is vintage Steiff Teddy bears, dolls, and animals. I blog regularly about my collection (500+) and about Steiff at mysteifflife.blogger.com; take a peek if you can.
What's so interesting about collecting is that there is always another story to tell!!!
Keep up the good work! Steiffgal
I just found your blog. I collect so many things too, beautiful things, useful things stuff from my childhood. It is really interesting so see your collections!ReplyDelete
Oh this would be fantastic as a print Lisa!ReplyDelete
Lisa, let me congratulate you on this wonderful blog!!! I have a question that I'd like to ask you. For like... ever I have heard my mum say that a collection was made of a minimum 9 items. You would not have a collection if you had 5, 7 or 3 items. Nine made a collection. My friends laugh when I say this. i'd like to have your opinion on the subject...ReplyDelete
wow, i love this one! and as kristy already said: this would be a fantastic print!!!ReplyDelete
Farala, I say three or more, but that is just me. Plus some of my photos do not show entire collections, just parts. I make the rules for this project fortunately.ReplyDelete
sorry if it sounded like a comment on your collections!! it wasn't my intention! it was a genuine question and I asked you as an expert collector!!ReplyDelete
thank you for your prompt answer and congrats again on this wonderful blog!, have you linked now...
farala and lisa - I've often wondered the same and have concluded for myself that two of anything constitutes a collection, my reasoning being that you have one item it is for practical purposes - you use it until it is used up/worn out/broken, you then throw it away and get a new one - but you have two of the same thing, then you are collecting.ReplyDelete
(Of course there are those who use all their collections but that's another story)
(tongue firmly in cheek and smiling at the same time)
wow, this blog is amazing, i especially love the photos of your collections of vintage photographs and old postcards. this drawing is amazing -- i agree with above comments about it making a great print! i absolutely adore pinecones, but we don't get many where i live -- sydney is too warm for pine trees. i would like to reblog this picture on my tumblr, if that is okay?ReplyDelete
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